Discover the Lost City, or a series of impressive sandstone spires, in this small-scale reserve that protects a surprising diversity of habitats.
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve is a remarkable reserve that protects a large number of habitats within its small area. Explore its sandstone hills and ridges, a semi-permanent waterhole surrounded by riverine vegetation, open woodland and interesting sandstone spires known as 'Lost City' formations. The reserve is located 46km south of Borroloola on the western extremity of the Bukalara Range.
Take the 2-km Barrawulla Loop Walk and explore the Lost City, where impressive spires rise to 25m in height and provide shelter for wildlife. Bring your camera to make sure you capture images of this remarkable landscape. If you have more time, the 5-km Jagududgu Loop Walk takes you to all of the reserve's habitats, and includes views that extend beyond its boundaries. Or take the short 300-metre return walk leads to the bird hide where you can view the birds at the semi-permanent Caranbirini Waterhole.
Camping is not permitted and visitors are advised to camp at either Borroloola or Heartbreak Hotel-Cape Crawford, around 64km west of the Reserve. Access to the Reserve is via the Carpentaria Highway. A short (500m) formed gravel road suitable for two wheel drive vehicles leads to the car park.